New bar named The Fairwood 226 is now open in South End

New bar named The Fairwood 226 is now open in South End
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A former garage-turned restaurant and bar is one of the latest additions in South End. The Fairwood 226 offers typical bar fare, plus some comfort food. But the main attraction is a variety of local beers, wine, and cocktails.

It’s the long-time vision of owners Jason Smith and Scott Jermyn who saw a need for more late-night bar options in South End.

The 3,000-square-foot space has an open-air vibe with patios outside on the ground floor and on the rooftop. There are also two cabana-style bars that serve customers from outside. The bar is dog-friendly, too.

Fairwood 226 is located on Fairwood Avenue near Triple C, Suffolk Punch, and Lenny Boy Brewing.

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Food: Expect classic comfort foods like mac & cheese, nachos, and wings, plus flatbreads and sandwiches. There’s also a dessert menu, including a s’mores lava cake. Highlights include:

  • Smoked buffalo wings ($10) – served with ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • Brisket mac & cheese ($7) – shell pasta with creamy cheddar and hickory smoked brisket
  • S’more lava cake ($6) – graham cracker cake filled with chocolate ganache, drizzled with chocolate, and topped with marshmellow

Drinks: There’s a full bar and cocktail list, plus 14 craft beers on tap and wine.

Safety measures: Floor markings are currently being used to encourage six feet of social distancing while ordering drinks. The Fairwood 226 is also operating at limited capacity and the staff is wearing masks.

Hours: Open seven days a week at 11 a.m. Last call is at 1 a.m. on Sunday through Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Let’s take a look inside:

Brisket mac & cheese

Buffalo wings

S’more lava cake


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